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Do the Following Items See any Use?

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If yes where?

  • Metronome
  • Micle Berry
  • Wise Glasses
  • Muscle Band
  • Rowap Berry
  • Starf Berry

I haven't seen or used any of those. has anyone?

asked Sep 11, 2013 by TheCanisMajor

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Metronome

Increases the power of moves used consecutively by 20% each time it is used, up to a maximum of 5 turns (100%). If the holder switches out or uses another move, the boosts are lost. Metronome will not power up individual hits of multi-hit moves (such as Rock Blast) unless they are used consecutively.

Competitive use

Metronome isn't a good item. In competitive battling, Pokemon switch frequently, so gaining boosts will be hard. In addition, using one move repeatedly will put you at a disadvantage. Not to mention that even if you use the same move for four turns in a row, you only obtain the same power as a Choice Band or Choice Specs—in fact, even if you used the same move six turns in a row, you would have done exactly the same amount of damage had you had the Choice item to begin with.

Micle Berry

If the holder's HP reaches or falls below 25%, then the next move has its accuracy increased by 20%. This Berry has no effect on Guillotine, Sheer Cold, Fissure, or Horn Drill. Consumed after use.

Competitive use

If this Berry happened to work with OHKO moves, it would be great. Well, since OHKO moves are banned regardless, it wouldn't be that great, but it would be pretty good in any environment where they were allowed, such as VGC or Battle Subway. As it stands, though, there are very few moves that are so powerful regardless of accuracy that they would merit the use of the item slot for Micle Berry—even sleep moves like GrassWhistle and Hypnosis are pointless when you could just use a Pokemon with a better sleep-inducing move if you were that desperate.

Wise Glasses

Increases the power of all of the holder's damage-dealing special attacks by 10%.

Competitive use

Wise Glasses are the special equivalent of Muscle Band, and can be pretty useful as an alternative to Life Orb which does not cause recoil. Even though it is a lot weaker than Life Orb—and yes, the difference in damage is significant—it boosts the damage of all your attacks, unlike Expert Belt, which occasionally will not boost them. Expert Belt is typically the favored item, as most Pokemon who want to be switching attacks will have enough coverage to make better use of Expert Belt, and most Pokemon who are relying on STAB attacks will want Life Orb or Choice Specs for the maximum possible power. Wise Glasses is typically used less than Expert Belt both for attacking and for bluffing a Choice item, but the potential is there, if you want to risk it.

Muscle Band

Increases the power of all of the holder's damage-dealing physical attacks by 10%.

Competitive use

Muscle Band is the physical equivalent of Wise Glasses, and can be pretty useful as an alternative to Life Orb which does not cause recoil. Even though it is a lot weaker than Life Orb—and yes, the difference in damage is significant—it boosts the damage of all your attacks, unlike Expert Belt, which occasionally will not boost them. Expert Belt is typically the favored item, as most Pokemon who want to be switching attacks will have enough coverage to make better use of Expert Belt, and most Pokemon who are relying on STAB attacks will want Life Orb or Choice Specs for the maximum possible power. Muscle Band is typically used less than Expert Belt both for attacking and for bluffing a Choice item, but the potential is there, if you want to risk it.

Rowap Berry

If the holder takes damage from a special attack, then it will consume the Rowap Berry, and the attacker will take damage equal to 12.5% of its maximum health. Natural Gift becomes an 80 Base Power Dark-type attack when the user holds this Berry, but the Berry is consumed after use.

Competitive use

Interestingly enough, Rocky Helmet deals more damage than this Berry to the attacker, without even being used up—albeit, to users of contact moves, which are usually distinct from special moves. But still, this Berry deals very little damage to the opponent for the huge cost of losing your precious item slot. If it were dealing 50% damage for any attack, then it might see some use. But at present, it's pretty much unusable.

Starf Berry

If the holder's HP hits or falls below 25%, this Berry will raise one of the holder's stats at random by two stages. Consumed after use. Natural Gift becomes an 80 Base Power Psychic-type attack when the user holds this Berry, but the Berry is consumed after use.

Competitive use

Definitely the best-looking Berry, bar none. However, it's not the best in competitive battles, unfortunately. A free two-stage boost is definitely nice, if of course it is in the stat you wanted it to be in. Speed, evasion, or your preferred attacking stat are always nice—but then it always depends on the situation, meaning that on average, you are unlikely to get the boosts you need even half of the time. Alas, the rainbow Berry simply pales in comparison to more conventional boosting items.


Thanks to smogon. I hope my answer helped you. Stay awesome DB users.

answered Sep 11, 2013 by ThatAin'tFalco
selected Sep 11, 2013 by TheCanisMajor
Ty and i plan to ;)
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Well all of them are not recommended items to use competitively however they can be used effectively...though not recommended:

  • Metronome can be used in combination with moves that increase in power every turn such as Uproar and Echoed Voice
  • Micle Berry can be used most preferably in double battles as it increases the accuracy of moves once the wielder's health is lower then 25%
  • Wise Glasses can be used very well as they are practically the Life Orbs for special attacking Pokemon just without the recoil. Though the only boost by 10% the extra damage will be noticed. However the Expert Belt often takes it's place for mixed attackers, it is most definitely not a bad item
  • Muscle Band is the equal to Wise Glasses just for physical attacking Pokemon. Similiar to the Wise Glasses it's boost physical moves by 10%. So it is a good item for mono-physical attacking Pokemon
  • The Rowap berry is quite useless since the Rocky Helmet does more damage then it. However for Nature Gift it can be interesting
  • If the holder's HP hits or falls below 25%, this Berry will raise one of the holder's stats at random by two stages. This can be beneficial but can as well be very useless when it for example raises Alakazam Attack stat by 2 stages. However like the Rowap berry it can be nice for a base power 80 Psychic when using Nature Gift though it is consumed after use making it dead weight
answered Sep 11, 2013 by Aeternis
edited Sep 11, 2013 by Aeternis
http://pokemondb.net/move/hyper-voice doesn't increase each turn maybe u meant echoed voice?

And i believe Muscle Band and Wide Lens are 10% not 20 =/
oh yes that